Summer School 2018

The ACTL Summer School 2018 will offer three advanced courses and three introductory courses in syntax, semantics and phonology.

It will be held on Mon 25–Fri 29 June, 2018 at UCL.

There are more lecturers than usual, and we will have two parallel sessions. In addition, we are planning workshops in the morning (see below).

Courses and Workshops

Advanced Courses

Introductory Courses

Poster presentations

There will be a poster presentation workshop by student participants on Wednesday 27 June. If you are interested in presenting your research there, please email Yasu Sudo (

You can print your poster near UCL, e.g. at Liquid Imaging. It normally takes one or two working days before you can pick it up. Most places take online orders.

If you are from a ACTL partner department, you will be reimbursed for the printing cost of your poster up to £30. Please keep your receipt and submit it with your reimbursement form.

Time Table

9:00-11:00 Workshop
11:30-13:00 (Advanced Semantics) Topics in the semantics of pronouns: crossover phenomena 
by Gennaro Chierchia
(Advanced Phonology) Contextual Information in Phonology
Yuni Kim
15:00-16:30 (Intro Syntax) Where movement fails: minimalist perspectives on island effects
Michelle Sheehan
(Intro Semantics) Introduction to Dynamic Semantics
Patrick D. Elliott
17:00-18:30 (Advanced Syntax) Cross-clausal A-dependencies
Susi Wurmbrand
(Intro Phonology) Introduction to constraint-based phonology
Adam J. Chong

Links to past ACTL schools and events